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UK Snowsports Instructor Courses go Global

UK Snowsports (UKSS) has gone global, with RAW Snowsports, headed up by Mike Barker, now delivering UKSS instructor courses in Dubai. 

Snowsport England Tutor Mike Barker, who is now based in Dubai, was asked to run UKSS ski instructor training courses at the giant indoor ski centre, Ski Dubai. 

The first courses are already well subscribed, with the best sign ups being on the UKSS Foundation Course aimed at 14-16 years old. This is the same course as a standard Foundation Course, but aimed at a younger market. 

British Ski and Snowboard appoint Dan Hunt as Performance Director

British Ski and Snowboard, the National Governing Body for elite British snowsports, are delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Hunt as Performance Director.

 

‘30 Days of Snowsport’ reaches midway point with hundreds trying skiing and snowboarding nationwide and more opportunities to come

As the ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ initiative (www.30daysofsnowsport.org.uk) reaches its midway point, hundreds of people across England have already given skiing or snowboarding a go for the first time, as slopes nationwide continue to offer free or discounted taster and recreational ski & snowboard sessions. 

 

Do you want to shape the future of British snowsports?

Do you want to shape the future of British snowsports?

In what is an exciting time for British snowsports, with the launch of two new funding initiatives and the imminent announcement of a new high-profile Performance Director, British Ski and Snowboard are looking for experienced, knowledgeable and highly motivated individuals to help drive the organisation forward.

LISTEX 2016 attracts over 130 snowsports industry professionals to The Snow Centre

‘Sell the Experience not the Snow’ leads forum discussions  

The London International Snowsports Trade Exchange (LISTEX) 2016, which took place at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead at the end of September, saw over 130 professionals from the UK and international snowsports industry come together for two days of networking, meetings and forum discussions.

 

Participation Officer Will McGlynn

This week will be Participation Officer Will McGlynn’s last full time week with Snowsport England.

Snowsport England Level 2 Race Officials Course

Snowsport England aims to run a Level 2 Race Officials’ Course annually each November, but if there is sufficient demand, other courses can be arranged throughout the year, not only at Loughborough but also in regional locations. 

Race Officials’ courses are coordinated by Ian Roberts on behalf of the SSE Alpine Strategy and Planning Committee (ASPC).  Ian may be contacted via ianroberts.sse@btinternet.com.

SportsAid Week raising money to help support the next generation of British sports stars on the road to Tokyo and beyond

SportsAid is encouraging the British public to support the country’s sporting future by undertaking fundraising activities to help the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians targeting Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

The Brits 2017 goes Live with picture Organic Clothing bringing back some much-loved Big Air

The BRITS returns to LAAX, Switzerland from 2nd – 9th April 2017 and Picture Organic Clothing bring back  the Big Air Championships to celebrate its newly acquired Olympic status.

It gives us great satisfaction to announce that The BRITS will again be entering into the warm, welcoming arms of LAAX, the freestyle wonderland of the world, for the British Snowboard & Freeski Championships 2017 with holiday packages now available online.

 

Championship Ski and Snowboard Ends with a Bang!

Micro Machines & Battle Royale results out and Final round of CSS released Wednesday

GB Park and Pipe’s new concept in snowsports competition, Championship Ski and Snowboard (CSS), is wrapping up this week after a hugely successful summer at slopes across the UK, which has included 12 teams battling it out in 5 matches each over 5 months. 

 

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